The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) taking part in the Great Prophet 14 military games in southern Iran on July 31, 2020

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IRGC forces ambushed by unknown assailants: 3 killed

Published 2020-10-01 11:54:13 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced the killing of three of its members and the wounding of a few others during an armed attack in the city of Nikshahr in the Sistan and Baluchistan provinces. The Al-Quds headquarters of the Ground Forces of the Revolutionary Guard in southeastern Iran said in a statement carried by the Mehr News Agency that “two vehicles belonging to the mobilization headquarters in the city of Nikshahr were attacked at 4 P.M. (local time) by unknown assailants in a Peugeot 405 car, which resulted in the death of three guardsmen.” The… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Azerbaijani helicopter crashes in Iran after being shot down by Armenian forces: MoD

Published 2020-10-01 11:39:13 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The press service for the Ministry of Defense in the Republic of Karabakh reported on Thursday that an Azerbaijani helicopter was shot down by their forces in the Karabakh region. According to the press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) shot down an Azerbaijani helicopter, pointing out that it later crashed in Iranian territory. “Today in the SE of the #Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone (Lele Tepe), units of the #DefenseArmy shot down an enemy helicopter that crashed in the terr. of #Iran. Mod of the #Artsakh announces there… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Syrian mercenaries suffer heavy losses against Armenian troops: report

Published 2020-10-01 11:00:14 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian mercenaries, who were sent to the Karabakh region to fight on behalf of Azerbaijan, have suffered significant losses over the last 48 hours, as their death toll continues to rise. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries have suffered heavy losses in the Karabakh region, as 28 fighters have been killed and 60 more have been wounded in clashes with the Armenian forces. The SOHR report corroborated a claim made by Syrian fighter to the BBC on Wednesday about being deceived during their recruitment to Azerbaijan. The first… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


Iran is targeted again by artillery fire from the Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes

Published 2020-10-01 10:12:51 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Iranian Mehr News Agency reported that a artillery shell landed near a residential area in northwestern Iran, as a result of the fighting in the Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The agency said that a missile fell near a residential area in the vicinity of Khoda Afarin, which is located in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province. No one was reportedly harmed by the the artillery shell. This latest incident in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province is the fourth of its kind, according to the agency. The Iranian police had informed border guards in Armenia and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Syria demands Israel immediately end its occupation of the Golan Heights

Published 2020-10-01 09:56:31 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – The permanent representative of Syria to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Hussameddine Aalla, renewed Damascus’s demand to end the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan. The ambassador said during the 45th session of the Human Rights Council: “Despite repeated calls by the Human Rights Council and by the main organs of the United Nations calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan, the occupation entity continues its illegal practices and measures to impose its laws and administration on the occupied Golan in violation.” He said, “The… Read on ->

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Tags: Golan, Syria


Azerbaijan launches heavy overnight attack against Armenian forces: video

Published 2020-10-01 09:43:53 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani forces launched another heavy overnight attack against the Armenian forces in the Karabakh region this week. In a video released by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, their troops can be seen targeting the Armenian forces in Karabakh, as they fired several missiles and artillery shells towards the latter’s positions. https://twitter.com/wwwmodgovaz/status/1311528462100959232?s=20 In addition to the heavy assault last night, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense also released footage of some of their drone strikes against the Armenian forces. One such video showed several clips of Azerbaijani drones hitting the Armenian forces across Karabakh, as they… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


‘This war against our republic is also a war against Iran’: Karabakh President

Published 2020-10-01 09:20:19 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The President of the Karabakh Republic, Araik Harutyunyan, said that the ongoing war against his republic is also a war against Iran. In a press briefing held in the city of Stepanakert, capital of the Karabakh Republic, Harutyunyan said: “I would like to announce that one of the parties targeted in this war is Iran, because the war is directed against this country as well.” He added that the government of the republic is aware of the problems in the region, including the situation in northern Iran, without going into details. Iran has been monitoring… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh


Iran continues to defy US threats to deliver fuel to Venezeula

Published 2020-10-01 08:58:45 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The second of a group of three Iranian tankers entered Venezuelan waters on Wednesday to transport fuel to the country, which is suffering in light of the collapse of its oil industry and U.S. sanctions that paralyzed imports and exports. Reuters reported that tanker data revealed that the vessel “Fortune” flying the Iranian flag had entered the waters of the exclusive economic zone of Venezuela at 05:45 GMT, following the same route as the ship “Forest” that docked at a Venezuelan port on  Monday. Forest is expected to carry 272,000 barrels of fuel , according… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Venezuela


‘We were deceived’: Syrian militant in Azerbaijan to the BBC

Published 2020-10-01 08:43:47 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The BBC interviewed a Syrian military this week, who is fighting in the Karabakh region for Azerbaijan against the Armenian forces. The fighter, using the nom de guerre ‘Abdullah’, said he was among those who felt they had been deceived by the recruitment effort to go to Azerbaijan. He said that he was not aware that he was going to fight, as the BBC described him as one of hundreds of Syrians not trained in fighting, who were no more than 30 years old. The BBC indicated that they were sent to fight “with the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria


New missile attack targets US-led Coalition’s HQ’s in Erbil

Published 2020-10-01 08:28:21 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Last night, missiles fired by unknown assailants targeted the vicinity of the International Coalition’s headquarters in the Erbil Governorate. According to the International Coalition’s spokesperson, Col. Wayne Marotto, the missiles fell near their headquarters in Erbil, but none of them actually hit the installation. “Initial reports that Indirect Fire did not land on Coalition Forces in Erbil tonight. There was no damage or casualties. Incident is under investigation,” Col. Marotto tweeted last night. The missiles were also said to have targeted the location of an Iranian opposition party, but the reports said none of them… Read on ->

Tags: Erbil, Iraq, US


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